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CRASH INJURIES LEAD TO $3.3 MILLION JURY AWARD FOR TEEN

AUTO / MOTORCYCLE / TRACTOR TRAILER INJURY

A Portville teen was awarded $3.3 million by a jury for severe head injuries she suffered as a passenger in a back road car crash.  The single car crash occurred on a rural county road jointly owned by the towns of Genesee and Portville.  The two towns had resurfaced the road three days before the crash and signs were improperly posted warning of the oil and gravel-filled roadway.  The driver lost control of the car on oil and loose gravel causing the vehicle to slam into a telephone pole ejecting the teenage passenger.  She was in a coma for four weeks in the Erie County Medical Center.